This is the instructional do-it-yourself guide and parts list on building a near replica or your own version of my now retired “mobility EDC pack“.
This “mobility pack” is the answer to needing to carry additional gear that won’t fit in my clothing pockets but not enough gear to warrant a daypack.
It took me a while through trial and error to get it just right, combining seemingly unfitting parts together to make something useful as a whole. The entire kit is irreversible as there was no sewing or permanent changes made to each part with one exception.
So with more time, better materials, tools and experimenting, you should be able to make something far better and customized to suit your exact needs. This is just how I did it with what I had at the time.
It’s important to understand that you don’t have to lock yourself into these specific items, it’s just the ones that I happen to have when I constructed this.
THE PARTS ///
The ‘Utility Pant Belt‘ is used as the strap. The ‘ETA Pouch’ is fixed on one end of the belt with the ‘Shoulder Strap’ using ‘Velcro Tape’ and ‘TacTies’. The other end of the belt has the ‘Utility Gear Strap‘ added on for additional attachment options such as the pictured ‘Link Snap MOLLE Clip’ and camera mount.
The ‘TacTies’ are integrated into the MOLLE points of the ‘ETA Pouch’ so that the ‘Utility Pant Belt‘ can be looped through the ‘Shoulder Strap’ MOLLE points. This should make a weaved pattern of attachments for a secure but loose fit. ‘ Shock Cord’ is used to further tighten all these parts – instead of sewing.
The ‘Tactical Gear MOLLE Clip’ is connected to the side of the ‘ETA Pouch’. Strips of ‘Velcro Tape’ is wrapped to each loop of the clip and pouch attachment point to fully secure it. One the ‘TactTies’ should be offset so the tip sticks out of the pouch, this creates a horizontal support rest.
On the opposite side of the ‘ETA Pouch, a ‘Siamese Slik Clip‘ is attached to each of the 2 MOLLE points – enabling the ability to attach other items such as another pouch for increased capacity.
The ‘Coiled Kevlar Lanyard‘ is attached to the ‘Link Snap MOLLE Clip’ to secure but enable flexible use of small gear such as flashlights, tools or as pictured, a camera. ‘Velcro Tape’ is lined over the belt where the ‘Shoulder Strap’ integrates to provide a firm and solid connection without needing to sew.